The Riverside Hotel is where Bessie Smith died in 1937 after her fatal car accident on Highway 61. At the time is was known as the G.T. Thomas Hospital.
After it became a hotel in 1944 it became famous for being a flop house for many famous blues artists such as Ike Turner, Sonny Boy Williamson II and Robert Nighthawk.
The Riverside Hotel
615 Sunflower Avenue
Clarksdale MS 38614